ERIC Number: EJ930921
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Nov
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Do Universities Have "Successful" Brands?
International Journal of Educational Advancement, v6 n1 p54-64 Nov 2005
Branding in universities is a topical issue, but arguably few UK universities have fully developed "successful" brands in the manner of commercial organizations. This qualitative paper explores the opinions of 40 opinion formers on which UK universities have successful brands and the associations these brands have. Current literature on what constitutes a successful brand and current branding theory and practice in higher education is examined to give context to the work. Findings identify comparatively few institutions with "successful" brands, but those that are suggested are considered for attributes, and limited commonality is found; areas such as marketing communications, reputation, location, and public relations are all argued to be contributory to successful brands. Perhaps more importantly, this research identifies certain institutions worthy of closer qualitative investigation toward generating a model of successful branding in higher education.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Public Relations, Visual Aids, Relationship, Organizations (Groups), Comparative Analysis, Business, Foreign Countries, Selection, Colleges, Reputation, Success
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom